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Discussion in 'Pre-1975 Build-Up/Project Threads' started by Baka, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Baka

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    Hey Guys! New here to TM.
    What I have here is a 1973 Toyota Hilux 18rc
    The truck was previously used for racing events off road.(which explains why the fenders have been trimmed/rolled) :D plus the missing valence
     

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    Update!

    I have gone to a local scrapyard last weekend to pickup some parts!
    Pickup List:
    Got a new Speedometer
    A new Valence
    Hopefully this weekend I am going back for the fenders and doors!

    I'll get a better picture of the valance tomorrow(just a few dings here and there)

    I'm looking to go smaller on the tires as well, THE TIRES THAT WERE ON LAST YEAR WERE MASSIVE :eek:
    Also planning to redo the whole interior as well
    Such as:
    Carpet
    Sound Insulation
    Seats
    Dash Cap
     

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    You got a goo start bro. Welcome to TM
     
  5. Baka

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    Update

    Hey guys, sorry I haven't updated in a while. Been pretty busy with school and work lately:p
    Anyways just got back from the yard yesterday, unfortunately I did not pull off the fenders (they were just too beat and too much work to get them back in shape).
    But what I did get today was
    1) A new window regulator for the drivers side( I used to use a wooden 2 foot block to hold up my window :cool:)
    2) Individual bucket seats from a 25th Anniversary 1996 Toyota Celica GTS (the seats are SUPER comfy)
    3) And a gas pedal!
    Overall good day at the scrap

    Never installed my valence yet :meemee: haha

    Anyways what is still remaining would be the carpet, dash cap, and sound insulation for inside. Looking forward to find fenders and install some JDM over fenders, looking at some ZG's atm.
     

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    Seats!

    Worked on the truck in the past month.
    Haven't had much time to update the forum due to all my school work.

    Anyways what I have gotten done was get my seats installed.
    I had to get the old seats grinned out because of the crap welds :mad

    The Celica seats feel great in the cab. I used 3 inch spacers to raise the seats.
    When i get to lower the thing I think I might lower the seats by maybe 1-2 inches as well

    What's left for the interior is the carpet overlay, dash skin cap, respray my seats.
    I'm looking forward to relocate my tachometer to the top of the steering rack and replace the instrument lights to white LEDs.
    Still debating if I'm going to replace the steering wheel, I kind like the vibe of the old one ya know. Also looking forward to getting my inner headlights ambered like that sweet little Datsun
     

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    Update (Pictures continued)

    Out with the old in with the new? Sorta anyways saw this sweet little miata from my work, regarding the exterior I think i might try to get the sorta wide flare look like this one
     

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    Pictures (continued)

    and moar pictures we gooooo. Heading the the yard this week to look for some fenders that arent crunched. Everytime i go to the yard the fenders i find are completely crunched :mad:
    oh yeah did I mention that I recently crunched mine? oops. Also checkout those two pictures off instagram, i think the Soparo sword shifter is pretty neat. Its from a Datsun 521 Drift truck. Aiming for the headlight look like that 620.
     

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    Front end completed

    Finally completed my front end over the past month.
    Had the passenger one on, then a week later i had the drivers on as well.
    When i had them on i was rubbing like crazy. Went down to the tire shop and went smaller on the front tires, looking to get the other set for the back this weekend.
    Also got a sweet dash pad with one hairline crack, looking to buy a skin cap for it.
    also found a fuse box cover as well. RARE !!!
     

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    My offset is a little big. Glad so i dont have to buy spacers. have about 2.5 inches of tire sticking out. maybe a sign that i should get flares soon. also new lugs all around with lock nuts. Also if you look at the car wash pic, did you notice i got the huge front guard cut off? (look at the top of thread) and got that valence in too.
     

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    Sweet little TEQ key chain came in today too.
     

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  12. Nelson Cabutotan

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    Got some springs from a mighty max, cleaned em up and got my 4 inch angled blocks too. Rides nice...about an inch of clearence in the front (205/60/r15) and tuck in the rear (225/70/r15)...looking to get matching tires this month and some fender flares.
     

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    Those are some big tires lol. Im looking at 195/55/15 for whenever i get my shit going.

    Good progress bro. Keep it up
     
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    Planning on going maybe 200/55/15 or maybe 205/55/15(rims are 15x8)all around...which means ill have to pull out a leaf and cut a coil or two to get it moar low lol
     
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    jetas Grand Toyotaholic

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    All the tires ive found close to a 205/50/15 were performance tires and expensive, but im sure theres a lot more than what is online
     
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    thanks man. btw would toxic drop shocks make me lower too rather than cutting springs/removing them?
     
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    no, changing shocks will do nothing for your ride height...."drop" shocks are usually shorter to fit in the shorter area from installing shorter springs...too prevent bottoming out of the shock or fully collapsing the shock fully. (no travel of shock)
     
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    Springs determine ride height.
     
  19. Nelson Cabutotan

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    thanks guys...
    found this shop that does paint jobs for mad cheap...lol im on a budget for paint. plan is configure out the stance, straighten out the body then paint (my mismatched panels vs my popz paint on his 6.6 78 T/A
     

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    Mismatched panels for the win lol
     
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